Sweet Sixteen


1h 46m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Liam is a young, restless teen struggling to realize his dream in the gritty and dismal streets of Glasgow, where unemployment is rampant and little hope is available to the city's youth. He is waiting for the release of his mother, Jean, from prison where she is completing a prison term for a crime

Film Details

Also Known As
Felices dieciséis, Sweet 16
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Alta Films; Bbc Films; Bim Distribuzione; Cineimage; Das Werk; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Film Finances, Inc.; Media Insurance Brokers; Media Insurance Brokers Ltd; Parallax Pictures; Scottish Screen; Sixteen Films; The Creative Partnership; Tornasol Films
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; A-Film Distribution; Alta Films; Camera Film; CinTart; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Ottfilm; United International Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

Liam is a young, restless teen struggling to realize his dream in the gritty and dismal streets of Glasgow, where unemployment is rampant and little hope is available to the city's youth. He is waiting for the release of his mother, Jean, from prison where she is completing a prison term for a crime that her boyfriend actually committed. Her boyfriend, Stan, is a crude and obnoxious drug pusher is partnered by Liam's equally rough and foul-mouthed, mean-spirited grandfather. Liam is determined to rescue his mother from both of them, which means creating a safe haven beyond their reach. But first he's got to raise the cash--no small feat for a young man It's not long before Liam and his pals' crazy schemes lead them into all sorts of trouble. Finding himself dangerously out of his depth, Liam knows he should walk away. Only this time, he just can't let go.

Crew

Barry Ackroyd

Director Of Photography

Adam Alexander

Props

Julie Ankerson

Foley Artist

Joanna Ashton-jones

Executive

Colin Barber

Props

Joss Barratt

Photography

Ray Beckett

Sound Recordist

Emma Bedford

Office Runner

Julie Bills

Loader

Denise Booth

Executive

Sandy Borthwick

Painter

Wolf Bosse

Special Effects

Phil Bowen

Carpenter

Kieran Boyne

Sound Department

Kevin Brazier

Supervising Sound Editor

Robert Brazier

Rerecording Mixer

Wayne Brooks

Sound Effects Editor

Martin Butterworth

Titles Design

Simon Chamberlain

Music Producer

Stuart Clarke

Stunt Performer

Fergus Clegg

Art Director

Paul Clegg

Assistant Editor

George Cottle

Stunt Performer

Jim Dowdall

Stunt Coordinator

Ulrich Felsberg

Co-Producer

George Fenton

Music Producer

Bob Fernandes

Electrician

John Fewell

Foley Artist

Sarah Fidelo

Makeup

Dave Fisher

Stunt Performer

Gary Forsyth

Driver

Shuna Frood

Production

Peter Gallagher

Line Producer

David Gilchrist

1st Assistant Director

Frank Graf

Executive

Sally Grant

Production

Stephen Grosz

Legal Services

Richard Hammatt

Stunt Performer

Graham V Hartstone

Foley Mixer

Paul Heasman

Stunt Coordinator

Gerardo Herrero

Co-Producer

Julie Horan

Assistant Art Director

Abigail Howkins

Production Coordinator

Carl Hudson

Camera Focus Puller

Elizabeth Hurley

Production Accountant

Martin Johnson

Production Designer

Deirdre Johnstone

Costumes

Brian Kaczynski

Location Manager

Willie Kelly

Driver

Robbie Kirkpatick

Driver

Paul Laverty

Screenwriter

Dave Lawson

Music Producer

Derek Lea

Stunt Performer

Susanna Lenton

Script Supervisor

Hailon Li

Executive

Valentina Lori

Executive

Andrew M'itwamwari

Consultant

Elaine Mackenzie

Assistant Director

Lucy Marr

Accounting Assistant

Pamela S Marshall

Researcher

Bill Maxwell

Carpenter

Kenny Mcghee

Medic

Carole K Millar

Costume Designer

Campbell Mitchell

Props

Anthony Morris

Assistant Editor

Jonathan Morris

Editor

Jonathan Morris

Editor

Brian Morrison

Driver

Karin C Muller

Executive

Paul Murphy

Gaffer

Pete Murphy

Boom Operator

Beverley Murray

Production Assistant

Georg Nonnenmacher

Best Boy

Rebecca O'brien

Producer

Volker Otte

Executive

Leigh Pickford

Production Assistant

Lee Porter

Props Buyer

Steve Price

Music Recorder

Rainer Pyls

Executive

Michael Queen

Assistant Director

Alex Robertson

Carpenter

Julia Robinson

Loader

Louise Saunders

Production

Luke Schiller

Production Manager (Germany)

Ute Schneider

Executive

Mark Sheffield

Foley Mixer

Roger Smith

Script Consultant

Danny Sumsion

Construction Manager

Beverly Syme

Location Assistant

Kai-peter Uhlig

Executive

Film Details

Also Known As
Felices dieciséis, Sweet 16
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Alta Films; Bbc Films; Bim Distribuzione; Cineimage; Das Werk; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Film Finances, Inc.; Media Insurance Brokers; Media Insurance Brokers Ltd; Parallax Pictures; Scottish Screen; Sixteen Films; The Creative Partnership; Tornasol Films
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; A-Film Distribution; Alta Films; Camera Film; CinTart; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Ottfilm; United International Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video October 7, 2003

Released in United States November 2002 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (European Showcase) November 7-17, 2002.)

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (in competition) February 28-March 9, 2003.)

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.)

Winner of the 2003 Grand Jury Prize at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Nominated for two 2002 awards by the London Film Critics Circle, including British Film of the Year and British Screenwriter (Paul Laverty).

Winner of Best Screenplay at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring May 16, 2003

Released in United States May 23, 2003

Released in United States on Video October 7, 2003

Released in United States November 2002

Released in United States 2003

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States May 2003

Shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (in competition) February 28-March 9, 2003.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Showcase) May 3-11, 2003.

Released in United States Spring May 16, 2003 (NY)

Released in United States May 23, 2003 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States May 2003 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Showcase) May 3-11, 2003.)